Arteris Articles

EDN: Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this 2nd article in a new series for EDN:

Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

May 13th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

In my first article of this series about interconnect design, I explained why on-chip communication has become central to a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture. These architectural decisions determine bandwidth, throughput, quality-of-service (QoS), power usage, safety, and cost. Here, the difference between a world-class achievement and a shortcoming starts with the communication architecture choice.

Topics: ARM NIC-400 SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive mobileye AI arteris ip Benoit de Lescure digital eyeq interconnects communications EDN plug-and-play

Hogan NoC analysis - Sonics SGN, Arteris FlexNoC, ARM NIC 400: Setting the record straight

Recently, Sonics board member Jim Hogan uploaded some content onto deepchip.com (http://www.deepchip.com/items/0511-06.html) that purports to provide unbiased guidance regarding metrics for evaluating network-on-chip technology and interconnect fabrics. I applaud Jim for his analysis of the metrics one should use to evaluate SoC interconnects.

Topics: Sonics SGN ARM NIC-400 interconnect fabric NoC Arteris FlexNoC